The most well-known photos of George Lazenby as Bond come from a photo shoot of him leaning against a lamppost in London across the Thames from the clock tower—now called the Elizabeth Tower—at the Palace of Westminster. This photo shoot took place at Lazenby’s casting, and he’s wearing an Anthony Sinclair suit. Lazenby visited Sean Connery’s barber to get the same haircut and he visited Connery’s tailor to get the same suit, all for a better shot at the role.
Lazenby was not able to wait the six months necessary for Anthony Sinclair to make a bespoke suit, but Sinclair happened to have a suit made for Connery that Connery did not want. Sinclair lengthened the sleeves and sold the suit to Lazenby.
The cloth is a large plaid, but it’s in a low-contrast colour combination so it’s fairly subtle. It’s possibly medium-dark grey or medium-dark brown. The cloth is a medium-weight worsted wool.
This suit has the same soft shoulders with roped sleeve heads as Sinclair’s suits. It has a full chest and gently suppressed waist, and like the suits Connery wears as Bond, this suit has two buttons on the front and four buttons on the cuffs. The pockets are steeply slanted with flaps, there is a ticket pocket, and there are double vents at the rear. The suit trousers have a tapered leg and plain bottoms.
The suit isn’t as dramatic as Lazenby’s suits in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service are, but it certainly makes Lazenby look the part of Bond. The only problem with the suit is that the collar doesn’t hug the neck as it should, but that’s most likely due to the poses causing the suit to not sit evenly across the shoulders.
The shirt has a small spread collar with no tie space, and it definitely doesn’t resemble a shirt from Frank Foster, who made Lazenby’s shirts in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The double cuffs have the link holes close to the fold, a characteristic of English double cuffs. In the traditional Bond manner, Lazenby wears a dark knitted tie. His shoes are an elegant style of low-vamp slip-on, with the inner quarter extending as strap over the vamp like a monk shoe would.